Fishing Reports Week Ending 8/2/09
Finally, some nice weather for a change. No rain on any trip this week and lots of sun. Fishing was consistent with 15 –25 fish on each trip. We had a couple of fish this week in the 30+” range with most fish between 24-27”. It is truly amazing the fight these fish put up on the tackle we are using aboard Reel Ecstasy.
Thursday turned out to be probably the best day of the week, with the original forecast calling for rain, that never materialized. The day started off slow with only a couple of fish in the first hour. Paul and his brother Ted (visiting from Texas) had never gone with me before and they asked if they still had to pay if we only caught 2 fish. I told them no and half kidding, offered them double or nothing if we didn’t get at least 10 fish. They didn’t take me up on it, and a good thing, cause we really got into them after that estimating 20 fish with a fat 31” in the mix. They were all smiles in the end.
There were a lot of great trips this week, including a business trip with Nick, Susie, and Chris. I also did a number of family trips: Shaun, his son Mike and Mike’s friend from Colorado James. Eric and his son Shannon went out as well as John, his wife Jennifer and son Steve on their yearly outings. Last year Jennifer was a bit scared of going on the “boat” but this year all her fears were gone as she remembered the great time she had last year.
There is still 2 months left of Striped Bass Fishing in NH. I do have a number of open dates so don’t miss out on booking a trip in 2009.
Tight Lines, Capt. Joel